Download: Android “Lollipop” OTA Updates for Google Play Edition Devices (Updated: Galaxy S4)

With Android 5.0.1 and 5.0 OTA updates rolling out to most Nexus devices at this point, we wanted to make sure our Google Play Edition friends were caught up as well. The Android 5.0 updates have been rolling out to the G Pad 8.3 and Z Ultra for a couple of days now, but we are just now getting updates for the One (M7) and One (M8) after a couple of delays.

As we have done with Nexus updates for years, we have put together a list of direct downloads for you below for your Google Play Edition device. We currently do not have Moto G or Galaxy S4 updates, but will hope to add them soon. (more…)

AT&T Galaxy S4 Seeing Update to Android 4.4.4 With Knox 2.0, Added Bloatware

The AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is receiving an update today to Android 4.4.4 and build number UCUFNJ4. The update runs between 392MB and 488MB, and includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 security suite.

Along with Knox 2.0, the update introduces miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes, and a security patch. It also fixed a E911 call issue and adds new bloatware, like the Uber app.

To check for the update, head into Menu>Settings>More>About device>Software update>Check for updates.  (more…)

This is Lollipop Running on the Galaxy S4

This morning, the folks over at SamMobile followed up their leak of an early Lollipop build running on the Galaxy S5, with an early build of Android 5.0 running on the much older, Galaxy S4. Stress should be put on he word “early,” since WIFi apparently doesn’t even work. So, take this for what it is – an early leak that could change drastically by the time it hits your phone.  (more…)

Galaxy S4 on Verizon Gets Update With Knox 2.0, Connectivity Improvements

A new update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon has been approved for rollout as build VRUFNG6. The update includes Samsung’s Knox 2.0 for enterprise, Kids Mode controls, a renaming of Isis Mobile wallet to Softcard, and a bunch of bug fixes like better connectivity with Bluetooth. And yep, that’s pretty much it.

We haven’t heard from any readers yet who have received the update, so the rollout may be slow. Well, either that or no one is excited enough to tip us off to it.

To check for the update, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates.  (more…)

Samsung Protection Plus Mobile Elite Plan Will Fix Your Device for $99+

Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 can purchase additional insurance for their devices straight through Samsung this week, granting accident forgiveness starting at just $99 and up, depending on your device.

The replacement plan covers cracked displays and liquid damage, with the ability to make 3 claims within a two year period. In addition, an extended warranty covers mechanical damage for 1 year after the manufacturer’s warranty expires, giving you a bit more protection for your device.  (more…)

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Gets Update to Android 4.4.4 With WiFi Calling Enhancements

Joining the LG G3’s update party this morning on T-Mobile is the Galaxy S4. The 2013 flagship from Samsung is seeing a bump to Android 4.4.4 that includes enhancements to WiFi calling. That’s it.

The build weighs in as M919UVUFNH7 and is around 403MB in size, according to T-Mo’s support site.

To check for the update, head into Settings>More>About device>Software update.  (more…)